FBI trainee Clarice Starling has to track down notorious serial killer Buffalo Bill before he claims another innocent victim. Time’s running out, and the brilliant cannibal psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter may hold the truth—if Clarice plays his dangerous game of quid pro quo. A raunchy spoof of the 1991 Oscar-winning film, Silence! The Musical—which shattered NYC Fringe Festival box office records and ran for more than 500 performances Off-Broadway—features gleefully vulgar songs, non-stop zingers, and a singing chorus of tap-dancing lambs.
2ndStage is Studio’s playground for emerging artists, offering innovative and thrillingly eclectic programming with shorter rehearsal periods and smaller budgets than our other productions, with a spirit of exuberance and experiment.
These little lambs will make you laugh and smile, and then laugh some more.
Jaw-droppingly gorgeous…infectious energy…slays the audience!
COMEDIC INSANITY! AN ABSURDLY BRILLIANT PIECE OF THEATRE! There is not one member of the ten-person cast who isn’t perfect for their role.
Seamless direction from Alan Paul. It’s offensive, it’s rude. You won’t be disappointed.
Silence! The Musical is just one installment in a string of critically acclaimed and popularly enjoyed imaginings of the story of psychotic psychiatrist and criminal mastermind Hannibal Lecter. It all began in 1981 with Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon, which focused on the pursuit and capture of Lecter. In 1988, the second installment in the series, The Silence of the Lambs, became a bestseller. Ted Tally was commissioned to write the screenplay for the 1991 suspenseful thriller of the same name, to be directed by Jonathan Demme. The film became a commercial and critical success and won five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins’ stunning portrayal of the villain, Best Actress for Jodie Foster as the astute FBI agent trainee, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film became a cult classic and paved the way for the psychological thriller and forensics film genres.Read More